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When the most dangerous place for a woman is the home, why won’t the government take action?

Warzone? Refugee camp? The dark alley you walk down on your way home? According to the UN, home is the most dangerous place to be a woman

By Sian Norris  

A young woman protests violence against women and girls in Paris. But when will the UK government take action? Photo: PA

A UN study published to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women has revealed that home may be the most dangerous place to be a woman. The study found that, while most victims of intended homicide are men, the vast majority (82 pre cent) of victims of intimate partner homicide are women. Six women are killed by a person known to them every hour—or 137 women…

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